It's a foggy, muggy Monday morning here . . . after a cold and rainy weekend. And my dratted seasonal allergies are kicking in.
Definitely time to . . .
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall."
--- Oscar Wilde
Did you know . . .
Leaves are green due to the plant's critical food producer-- chlorophyl. When the shorter days of autumn approach, leaves slow down their food making process. This eventually stops production of chlorophyl that once kept the foliage all green. As the chlorophyl dies off, we see the yellows, oranges and reds "appear" in the leaves. These colors were there all along -- we just couldn't see them in the light of summer.
And By The Way . . .
"Factoid" is a real word.
But I didn't use it correctly. Because that information about leaves? It's actually a fact. Not a factoid. (But I like the term "factoid," and will probably continue to use it incorrectly. Because I like the sound of it.)
(According to the Merriam-Webster website, Norman Mailer coined the term "factoid" in 1973 in his book Marilyn, about Marilyn Monroe.)
Something to Know
Here's an organization that's worth knowing about . . .
Fair Fight was founded by Stacey Abrams to promote fair elections, encourage voter participation, and education voters about elections and their right to vote. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in targeted voter registration and other voter outreach programs and communications.
And now . . . I'm off to face my Monday!
Here's to a good week for all of us.
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